Atlantic Grupa d.d's (ZGSE:ATGR) stock is up by a considerable 17% over the past month. Given the company's impressive performance, we decided to study its financial indicators more closely as a company's financial health over the long-term usually dictates market outcomes. In this article, we decided to focus on Atlantic Grupa d.d's ROE.
Return on equity or ROE is an important factor to be considered by a shareholder because it tells them how effectively their capital is being reinvested. In simpler terms, it measures the profitability of a company in relation to shareholder's equity.
How Do You Calculate Return On Equity?
Return on equity can be calculated by using the formula:
Return on Equity = Net Profit (from continuing operations) ÷ Shareholders' Equity
So, based on the above formula, the ROE for Atlantic Grupa d.d is:
12% = Kn346m ÷ Kn2.9b (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2020).
The 'return' is the amount earned after tax over the last twelve months. One way to conceptualize this is that for each HRK1 of shareholders' capital it has, the company made HRK0.12 in profit.
What Has ROE Got To Do With Earnings Growth?
So far, we've learned that ROE is a measure of a company's profitability. Depending on how much of these profits the company reinvests or "retains", and how effectively it does so, we are then able to assess a company’s earnings growth potential. Assuming all else is equal, companies that have both a higher return on equity and higher profit retention are usually the ones that have a higher growth rate when compared to companies that don't have the same features.
A Side By Side comparison of Atlantic Grupa d.d's Earnings Growth And 12% ROE
To begin with, Atlantic Grupa d.d seems to have a respectable ROE. Especially when compared to the industry average of 7.4% the company's ROE looks pretty impressive. This probably laid the ground for Atlantic Grupa d.d's moderate 12% net income growth seen over the past five years.
As a next step, we compared Atlantic Grupa d.d's net income growth with the industry and found that the company has a similar growth figure when compared with the industry average growth rate of 14% in the same period.
Earnings growth is an important metric to consider when valuing a stock. What investors need to determine next is if the expected earnings growth, or the lack of it, is already built into the share price. This then helps them determine if the stock is placed for a bright or bleak future. What is ATGR worth today? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether ATGR is currently mispriced by the market.
Is Atlantic Grupa d.d Making Efficient Use Of Its Profits?
In Atlantic Grupa d.d's case, its respectable earnings growth can probably be explained by its low three-year median payout ratio of 24% (or a retention ratio of 76%), which suggests that the company is investing most of its profits to grow its business.
Additionally, Atlantic Grupa d.d has paid dividends over a period of at least ten years which means that the company is pretty serious about sharing its profits with shareholders. Upon studying the latest analysts' consensus data, we found that the company is expected to keep paying out approximately 25% of its profits over the next three years. Therefore, the company's future ROE is also not expected to change by much with analysts predicting an ROE of 10%.
In total, we are pretty happy with Atlantic Grupa d.d's performance. Particularly, we like that the company is reinvesting heavily into its business, and at a high rate of return. Unsurprisingly, this has led to an impressive earnings growth. That being so, a study of the latest analyst forecasts show that the company is expected to see a slowdown in its future earnings growth. To know more about the company's future earnings growth forecasts take a look at this free report on analyst forecasts for the company to find out more.
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Atlantic Grupa d.d
Atlantic Grupa d.d., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the research, development, production, and distribution fast moving consumer goods in Southeast Europe, the European markets, Russia, and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
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